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Conservation authority looks for new project after Navan controversy
by Jon Willing
28 Jul 2017 at 11:19am
The conservation authority that was denied building an artificial wetland in Navan is looking for another Ottawa community to enhance. The South Nation Conservation Authority is working with the city to find a candidate site. “We plan to select an area that would benefit from enhancements to biodiversity while improving water quality in a community […]


Bright idea? Light pollution fears shadow NCC plan to light up capital
by Keith Bonnell, Postmedia
28 Jul 2017 at 10:29am
The National Capital Region is known for its breathtaking views and historical landmarks. Come sundown, though, the moonlight only illuminates a portion of Canada?s history. A plan is afoot to brighten up some of Ottawa’s landmarks during the nighttime. Yet, many consequences will come to light as the city gets brighter. ? After an analysis […]


Why robots are the way of the future, especially for the elderly
by Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 10:16am
SAN FRANCISCO ? Paro closes its watery eyes, tilts its head and emits a soft cry. The robotic harp seal ? the world?s best-known therapeutic robot ? is the creation of Japanese scientist Takanori Shibata, but its voice is made in Canada. Shibata recorded the baby harp seal, which became the voice of Paro, on Quebec’s Magdalen […]


Kumo the spider descends from Notre Dame Cathedral to kick off La Machine
by Olivia Blackmore
28 Jul 2017 at 10:15am
Kumo, the giant metal spider, awoke from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive on Thursday evening to kick off the highly anticipated La Machine. Hundreds of spectators went wild as the mechanical spider descended from the cathedral tower. 


La Machine: Long-Ma awakens
by Lois Kirkup, Postmedia
28 Jul 2017 at 10:10am
We were live from downtown Ottawa where Long-Ma awakened.  The giant machines ? Long Ma, the horse-dragon, and Kumo, the spider ? are astonishing, a combined 80 tonnes of clanking, articulated steel, escaping steam and window-rattling roars. Kumo can stretch 20 meters long and 13 metres high and takes more than a dozen people to […]


Ottawa police arrest suspect in Monday's double homicide
by Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 10:02am
Ottawa police have arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of Dirie Olol and Abdurahman Al-Shammari, and the wounding of Al-Shammari’s brother, Talal Al-Shammari. Alam Gabriel Buoc, 30, had been sought on two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Al-Shammari, 26, and Olol, 27, and one count of attempted murder in the shooting […]


Accused Ottawa killer had previously avoided dangerous-offender tag
by Gary Dimmock, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 9:15am
Mohamad S. Barkhadle looked confused Thursday as he appeared in an Ottawa court on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of the woman whose toddler son spent 10 days fending for himself after her death.  Barkhadle, 31, winced and shook his head repeatedly as the charge was read. At one point, the justice […]


Two-year-old Ottawa boy fended for himself in apartment for 10 days after mom...
by Gary Dimmock, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 8:58am
In a testament to the human spirit, a two-year-old Ottawa boy fended for himself for 10 days after his mother was killed in their fifth-floor apartment of a public housing building in Mechanicsville, the Citizen has learned. Seasoned detectives and CHEO doctors have been left marvelling at the young boy’s health, and more, his will […]


Police seek assistance locating parole offender
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 7:50am
Provincial police are seeking a federal offender wanted for breaching his parole. Daniel Pilon, 52, was on a long-term supervision order after completing a five-year sentence for robbery, and overcoming resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle a person and forcible confinement. He is described as Caucasian, six-feet-three-inches (191 cm) tall, weighing 282 pounds […]


Ottawa police issue new photos of suspects in break-ins
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 7:42am
Ottawa police have issued new security camera photos of suspects sought in a series of commercial break-and-enters between June 6 and July 10. The B&Es occurred at three times at a business on the 600 block of Eagleson Road, as well as individual break-ins at the 1500 block of Laperriere Avenue and the 200 block of […]


Police still seeking information on last weekend's gunshots in west end
by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 7:31am
Ottawa police are asking for the public’s assistance with information about gunplay that occurred near Lee Valley Tools last Saturday. According to police, several spent shells were found near the intersection of Morrison Drive and Draper Avenue after residents reported the sounds of gunshots in the area. Further investigation found several structures and homes had […]


Multiple police forces, spike belt can't stop stolen Quebec truck finally dit...
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
28 Jul 2017 at 6:43am
Pursuing police from five jurisdictions and a spike belt couldn’t put the brakes on a truck that was stolen in the Laurentians Thursday but wound up abandoned neared the Ottawa Hospital General Campus about 140 kilometres away. The chase was on at about 10:30 a.m. when MRC Antoine-Labelle police officers were alerted to the theft of […]


Ottawa police to convene civilian panel to review handling of sex-assault cases
by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 6:39am
The Ottawa police will convene a civilian panel this fall to review the way sexual assault cases have been investigated, with an eye to improving police procedures.  The so-called “Philadelphia model” of oversight is considered to have improved the way police handle sexual assault complaints in Philadelphia, where similar panels have conducted reviews since 2000. […]


Tractor trailer crashes cause road closures Friday
by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 6:07am
Ontario Provincial Police were kept busy Friday morning responding to two different accidents involving tractor trailers that ran off the road. The first crash occurred at about 7 a.m. on Highway 401 eastbound near the entrance to Highway 416, where a tractor trailer had gone into the ditch. Highway 401 had to be closed in […]


Pearson: Looking back at my year as part of Up With People, two decades later
by Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen
28 Jul 2017 at 6:00am
I have finally made it to Denver. After almost two years of planning and preparations, I am at the “Mile High City.” My host parents are very nice. Tomorrow we are going to the rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It?s kind of funny ? not even a day in the state and we are already going […]


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